Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Moynihan’s Message - NYTimes.com

I had never heard of this report:

Op-Ed Contributor - Moynihan’s Message - NYTimes.com: "FORTY-FIVE years ago this month, Assistant Secretary of Labor Daniel Patrick Moynihan began quietly circulating a report he had recently completed about the “tangle of pathology” — out-of-wedlock births, fatherless households — damaging low-income black families. The title said it all: “The Negro Family: The Case for National Action.”

It proved enormously controversial and established its author’s reputation as an iconoclast, yet today the Moynihan Report is largely forgotten. Sadly, its predictions about the decline of the black family have proven largely correct."

1 comment:

Chloe, WGBH "Basic Black" said...

45 years after the publication of the Moynihan Report on "The Negro Family", PBS’s Basic Black will be looking at the current state of the black family and how it has evolved since the report's publication. Join us TONIGHT, Thursday June 3rd at 7:30 pm EST LIVE at www.basicblack.org or on channel 2 in Boston. You can also participate in a live chat at basicblack.org starting at 7:20 pm